Police probe attack on ‘Good Samaritan’

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a Blackpool man was brutally assaulted in his front garden.

The 39-year-old South Shore man was outside his home having a cigarette when he saw four men setting about a lone cyclist on the street nearby at midnight on Sunday.

He shouted over to see if the man needed assistance and the thugs turned on him, leaving him needing treatment at hospital.

One of the gang leaned across his garden wall and punched him to the ground whereby the rest of the gang started kicking him and punching him.

Det Sgt Rick Irving, from Blackpool CID, said: “It took place on the corner of Falmouth Road and Bloomfield Road. This was a nasty attack on someone who was only trying to be a Good Samaritan.

“He had shouted over to see what was going on and they left the cyclist and attacked him.

“He was punched and kicked in the face. He has lost a couple of teeth and has a suspected broken jaw.” All of the suspects were in their 20s. One was described as a white male, around 6ft tall, of athletic build and having short dark hair.

The others were of similar build two with short dark hair and one blond.

“We would be very interested in speaking to the cyclist,” added DS Irving.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 and quote the crime log number 1596 for May 24.